When 21 year old Supercross rider Colton Aeck was seriously injured during a race
in Texas, he knew he would need extensive rehab to recover from his injuries.
Among the several injuries he sustained were a fractured spine and a collapsed lung.
Due to these injuries, the physician providing his care in the Texas facility warned
against Colton flying for 2 months. This meant that he would have to stay in Texas,
hundreds of miles away from his home and family in California as he healed enough
to undergo inpatient rehab.
Our friends at Road2Recovery reached out to us in the hopes that we would be able
to transport Colton sooner. We quickly went to work and arranged transport within
a week of learning about Colton’s situation. We knew the importance of this
talented young athlete getting home where his support system was waiting to cheer
him on as he went through rehab. On Friday, February 23 rd Colton was on his way
home via air ambulance with his supportive father and a medical crew there to care
for him every step of the way.
Supercross riders risk their lives every day to do what they love and to entertain the
masses across the country. These riders may not always have the care and support
they need when they sustain serious and sometimes career ending injuries. Our
friends at Road2Recovery are there to ensure that these athletes are not alone in
their fight to recover and receive the care they deserve while also providing
financial assistance to athletes and their families when the medical bills begin to pile
up. We are so happy to team up with this amazing organization so that we can help
these athletes continue to do what they love, while we do what we love: help people